Star Wars re - remastered! What is wrong with this picture? (top is 2004 DVD; bottom is 1977 version DVD) (hints: added flying object; dewback; are those *roman soldiers*?!) Here's the problem: - you love Star Wars - you like high quality restored video and audio - you are a purist and didn't like the added computer graphics (CG) junk to the 2004 DVD box set version - you want the cleaned up video and audio, but without the baggage of those changes! (See the changes in the film side-by-side in... ( 6 reviews ) Topics: star wars, remaster
mashups, primarily from bootie mashup or played during one of their shows. I started this after hearing the amazing DNA Lounge Live: Bootie SF: Holiday Party (2011-12-10) 6-hour show and found most of the 15 songs I couldn't stop listening to. I've added another 15 songs I've heard from other shows, etc. Much of them are from/feature: A Plus D Divide & Kreate DJ Lobsterdust Titus Jones DJ Tripp etc. ENJOY! ( 1 reviews ) Topics: bootie, mashups, compilation best of, nelly, bee gees, LMFAO, blur, katy perry, my chemical...
After months of work, Russ finally gets his Ninja 600cc working!Hunter, Russ, and I celebrate with an 85-mile day trip during the three day weekend around Mount Diablo, through the legendary Morgan Territory.Ridden over: Oakland, Canyon, Moraga, Lafayette, Walnut Creek, Clayton, Morgan Territory, Danville, San Ramon, and home! ( 1 reviews ) Topics: decaf, cafe racer, motorcycle, honda, CB400A, harley davidson, sportster, ninja, kawasaki, farms,...
"Green Magic Man" hitting the curves on Highway 1 towards the coast, Marin County, CA on Labor Day 2014 We tried "Hyperlapse", which just came out this week, for the first time [the motorcyclists in the video] No work! Topics: Green Magic Man, kawasaki, ninja, ZX-6, motorcycle, turns, Highway 1, Bay Area, San Francisco,...
2012 Transformers Camaro RS V6 Having fun with attempt to test 0-60 mph... Automatic, manual mode, traction control off, paddle shifters [Recorded with two iPhones] ( 4 reviews ) Topics: camaro, transformers, bumblebee
The front brake of my 1978 Honda CB400A (baby cafe racer -- AKA "decaf") went almost dead. Here, we fix it in about 30 minutes -- my first time doing more than just an oil change or electronic reworkings! 8-) We assume somehow my brake fluid has deteriorated/aged from viscous fluid to closer to water (this naturally happens over time) and/or somehow has taken in air (which will sack your brakes entirely). We open my brake master cylinder, inspect, flush clean brake fluid through... Topics: decaf, 1978 honda, hondamatic, CB400A, project bike, brake job, brake bleed, front brake,...
kittehs! sisters enjoying a lazy sunny noon on the bed. i kinda mostly made this to show a short(-n-sweet) example of a 16x9 widescreen HD/SD toggle-able video that we can use an example for those wanting to get their videos in two qualities at archive.org (and i love my catz) Topics: cats, purr
New Bay Bridge Span opens -- VLOG 1st person motorcycle ride across. Labor Day 2013, Monday night, ~10pm The Bay Bridge opens *7 hours before* the widely reported 5am tuesday reopening, after being completely closed for 5 full days. My twin, Russ AKA "Green Magic Man" (google it ;-) (on green Ninja) and I are the first 30 vehicles on to the 8th street onramp and show you how the new Bay Bridge span looks like from a first person HD camera (courtesy of Hunter, thanks, Baby!) It is... Topics: bay bridge, motorcycle, decaf, CB400A, grand opening, cafe racer, honda, project bike, hondamatic
tracey has fun with the Lost TV show... my BFF, kim's birthday was today. We have watched every Lost episode together over the years so when I saw Brendan Rome and Bud Slater completely in "Dharma" gear and a Dharma van (a la Lost) during the AIDS LifeCycle, I went crazy and had to tape a message just for Kim! Topics: lost, parody, biking
Time-lapse of 17 hours on Labor Day 2012 overlooking the San Francisco bay. Our downhill neighbor decided to remove a roughly 150 foot eucalyptus (that appeared to be dying) and it bumped our view of the Bay up amazingly. It's broken into 3 segments right now: (1) Canon SLR ~4:45am-10am (~3700 images) ==> 1728x1152 60fps h.264 .mp4 (~16 Mb/s) (2) iPhone4S ~10am-2:30pm (~4400 images) ==> 1296x968 30fps h.264 .mp4 (~10 Mb/s) (3) Canon SLR ~3:15pm-9:40pm (~4400 images) ==> 1728x1152 60fps... Topics: time-lapse, San Francisco bay, bay area, bay view
If you've never changed your motorcycle's oil, it's surprisingly easy! I step through my bike on my 2nd oil change since buying it. Topics: decaf, 1978 honda, hondamatic, CB400A, project bike, oil change, motorcycle, cafe racer
A reformat of The Drake Saga1 short lightsaber video redone into ASCII art! There's even an HD/SD toggle in the video player for 4x more/less characters 8-) Still image from the video How to Here's how I did it (this is a bash script): set -x; SRC=http://archive.org/download/drake_saga1/drake_saga1.avi; FPS=30; HD=0; mkdir -p ~/_/aa-sd/; mkdir -p ~/_/aa/; if [ "$HD" == "1" ]; then cd ~/_/aa/; HT=136; PG="2500x2136" CROP="-crop 0x93% +repage" # sure... Topics: ascii art, lightsabers
My 1978 honda "hondamatic" CB400A cafe racer modified bike project. The "A" is for automatic (a clutch-less 2 speed "low" and "high" geared bike), so I named her "decaf". My first/primary goal is to remove the ridiculously large/lame instrument section into a single smaller combined speedo/odometer/"idiot lights" chrome single instrument, and relocate the key/ignition. For me, this is kinda ambitious! But fun to learn and customize... Topics: cafe racer, motorcycle, honda, project bike, hondamatic, CB400A
Time Lapse from day of 2010 Internet Archive holiday party (at 300 Funston Ave, SF). This is our relatively new and interesting downstairs workspace where we have open work "pods" as well as little niches and couch areas for discussions and collaboration. Fun notes: You can see a large clock with spinning hands in the upper right corner! This is my longest time lapse ever -- over 8 hours recorded! There is model train set in the left area on a table that you *may* be able to see... ( 5 reviews ) Topic: time-lapse
Time-lapse recording of drive from Lafayette, CA to Internet Archive in the Presidio, San Francisco, CA. About 6500 JPEGs were shot continuously at 2.4fps using the small (but mighty!) Canon SD-300 (and a tripod). I sampled 1000 images at equal intervals and created this motion-JPEG at 10fps using Cygwin mencoder. The "Motion JPEG" file is 640x480, 10fps. Expensive professional camera rig 8-): ( 4 reviews ) Topics: time-lapse, driving
For the Balinese collection, go to http://www.archive.org/details/Bali. Two week vacation to the glorious island of Bali, summer 2010. Bali is culturally fascinating -- full of very happy and cooperative people unlike any place I've seen. Here are some interesting tidbits/observances: Bali is an amazing isolated place whose people typically lives communally and is based off of the agriculture of rice. Despite being part of Islamic Indonesia, the vast majority (70%+) of the people are Hindu... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: bali, island, asia, vacation, time-lapse
HD time-lapse recording of a sunset over a marsh on Cape Cod. It consists of 5,749 JPEG still frames, shot with iPhone at 1920x1080 pixels, every 4 seconds. It was approximately 4:45am-11:am. I sped up the frames to a 30fps AVI then used iMovie to change speeds for three main sections: 1st section (start to 2nd "lens flare" of sunrise) four times speedup 2nd section (after the lens flares) eight times speedup 3rd section (variable speed, but mostly 1/2 times slowed down, with zooming... Topics: sunrise, cape cod, time-lapse, marsh, HD
Preview of how Hunter and I plan to collaborate! Audio track is new music used with permission from Hunter Lee Brown. It is his latest piece titled "My Father Didn't Know John Adams" (John Adams, a local Berkeley "minimalist" composer has a piece called "My Father Knew Charles Ives" 8-) ) This is zooming in from the house on a friday night shoot (our view isn't quite this good with the naked eye!) It is a span of about 48 minutes compressed into 19 seconds (~150x... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: time-lapse, san francisco, san francisco bay, bay
Having some fun in twisty turns in canyons in the hills near our house, with my 1978 Honda CB400a. Hunter and I were riding together -- this is footage from his helmet cam. I had just learned about 2 excellent turn techniques: (1) lift your butt up off the seat when you move into place towards hanging more off the side of the bike (instead of sliding across the seat) (2) move your head, arms, and shoulder far to the left or right of the windscreen/headlight area -- pretend like you can't see... Topics: decaf, 1978 honda, hondamatic, CB400A
MORE BOOKS! Friends of the San Francisco Public Library donated 130,000 used books from their annual book sale to the Internet Archive. About 50 volunteers and employees cataloged, sorted, and moved the books to the new Physical Archive in Richmond. Let's watch them go! (and thank you all !!) Topics: time-lapse, books, SFPL
The Train from Spain rides Mainly on the Plane Kinda fun HD 720p video of my tiny camera taped onto my 3-year-old nephew's matchbox-sized train. The camera weight and size meant it couldn't go up train hills or tight spaces, so it was a flat track with "elbow room". Choo choo! Topics: toy train, miniature
HAPPY BIRTHDAY HUNTER! This is an audio project and gift that was created by friends of Hunter. We had friends email in sound samples and stitched it together to a single audio mix. The parameters were open ended -- a favorite sound, chorus, showtune, something the submitter found inspiring or thought Hunter might enjoy. The mixers and editors were Tracey and John JP Young. Over 75 samples were mixed from about 15 people. Thank you contributors: Polaris, Taven, JP, PeterL, AnnetteF, DeyonJ,... Topics: mashup, eclectic
Drake Saga Remix I had fun rearranging gops (Groups Of Pictures) from my 2007 video The Drake Saga and giving it a catchy bootie mashup audio track called Justice for Billie Jean A Group of Pictures is a concept for video compression. Each one is: a full frame (AKA "keyframe" or "I-frame") (kinda like a JPEG, etc.) of a video followed by partial frames (AKA "P-frames" and "B-frames") (imagine a bunch of smaller tiles that contain parts of the video for... Topics: remix, video rearrange, mashup
Promotional video I did for great animal rescue charity event "Dance for the Rescues" happening Oct. 9, 2011 See their site for more info and join us! ( 1 reviews ) Topics: animal rescue, dance, fundraiser
This was my first time lapse attempt. [9 Sep 2003] I'm a scientist, right? So let's experiment! I took pictures with my Sony VX2000 miniDV camera while tethered to a VAIO. It created proprietary DVF images which I converted with JVC JLIP tool to JPG. Then I used mencoder to create a 6-frames/sec Motion-JPEG AVI. Not super interesting (just my old place's living room) but fun to see where my evil all started... Topics: time-lapse, experimental
deleting files in hfs+ file systems, sigh... OK, so I was on the command line and hit "prior command" and too quickly accidentally deleted a critical video i really wanted!! so i had to try to recover the video frames from either my SD card or my laptop HD. i learned a lot -- how to "dd" both disk images, try sleuthkit/autopsy, some other recovery tools. for various reasons, nothing could find or restore the deleted video. so then i got insane. i learned more about... ( 1 reviews )
My second time lapse at night overlooking the San Francisco bay from Skyline Boulevard (5 days after excitedly trying to make my camera and computer construct a time lapse video after my first experiment. ) Topics: time lapse, San Franciso, bay
some fun with new ffmpeg filtergraph features. I had wanted to make a fully lit (eg: sunny) video be more like a dimly lit and blurry video -- using just filtergraph time shifts and blends. My plan/hope was to make areas of motion blur, and make areas that remained the same seem untouched. it worked! 8-) Original source was a shot of WWDC 2013 taken by Hunter Lee Brown. Script/source code is below. The gist of the code is to fidget the source to 10 seconds in, slightly smaller, and rotated 90... Topics: ffmpeg, filtergraph, filterchain, blur, experimental video
Our great friend, Peter Lavoie, celebrated his 50th birthday at a meditation center in the Santa Cruz mountains. We made this for him! Original music "The Eastern Star Express" from Hunter Lee Brown ( 1 reviews ) Topics: time-lapse, driving, bay area, santa cruz mountains
Hunter and I travelled from CA to D.C. to watch Obama's Inauguration. We stood in the very cold historic day for 5 hours (after 3 hours getting from VA to DC) but were THRILLED! We watched from The Mall, at 12 Street, about 2/3 of the distance from The Capitol to the Washington Monument. There are two h.264 video files here -- both the same video. You can toggle between SD and HD qualities inside the video player. Topics: inauguration, obama, DC
Millenium Falcon Holographic Projector This took months (maybe even 1+ year) on and (mostly) off to *finally* get working! The idea, simple enough: fit our HD projector inside a Millenium Falcon model, that projects out its front. I found a Kenner remake (slightly improved but nearly a clone) of the classic Falcon I never had as a child (hella expensive). It features: * openining cockpit, sliding chairs, 4 full-size action figures can sit * about 50 various sounds and lights (activated from... Topics: Millenium Falcon, projector, media room, electronics, maker, hack, Star Wars
short time lapse of Cape Cod marsh with clouds moving over the waters. I used a digital Elph camera in timelapse mode which produced a 640x480 15fps AVI. I sped that up by 4x to 60fps using mencoder to make it more dramatic. Real clock time during the shoot was about 30 minutes. Topics: time lapse, cape cod, marsh
WATCH THIS IN THE DARK! We car camped at our friend's wilderness land in the Mendocino County mountains. (See also: day fun film.) Todd realized the shower's peak coincided with a new (no) moon so we went to try to see meteors and catch some on film! We have 4 time lapses. We used a Canon EOS-30D 8MP camera on a tripod, "slaved" via USB2.0 to a Sony VAIO laptop. When batteries croaked, we used an inverter to the cigarette lighter 8-). WATCH THIS IN THE DARK! Pictures: Each shot on... Topics: time-lapse, mendocino, meteors, stars, milky way